Why there are so many people in the world that are anti-Israel is a mystery that I still have trouble wrapping my head around.
The strange thing about it is that Israel as a country has never done anything but try to defend itself from attacks from the outside.
Given the history ofd the country and the catalyst for its founding you can see why they can be a bit touchy when someone steps over the line with them.
At any rate, when it comes to countries that we have good relations with it seems that Israel may be one of the best in that regard.
Which is why it is all the more puzzling when you have people that are elected representatives of the United States government that try to bash Israel with every chance they get.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was joined by political activist Linda Sarsour during her swearing-in ceremony on as a congresswoman on Thursday in Washington, DC. On the same day, a map in her new congressional office was photographed with an attached sticky note identifying Israel as “Palestine.”
Someone has already made a slight alteration to the map that hangs in Rashida Tlaib’s new congressional office. pic.twitter.com/mwyshIog4r
— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) January 3, 2019
Both Sarsour and Tlaib regularly express support for Palestinian”nationalism and describe themselves as “democratic socialists,” with the former campaigning for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) 2016 presidential campaign and the latter enjoying Sanders’s endorsement during her 2018 congressional campaign.
In 2015, Sarsour was a featured speaker at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, DC, a National of Islam-sponsored event, with antisemite Louis Farrakhan delivering its headline address. Her fellow Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory has described Farrakhan as the “greatest of all time,” later claiming “white Jews, as white people, uphold white supremacy.”
Tlaib has framed the “Palestinian” cause as akin to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. She also accused Israel of implementing “separate but equal” and “apartheid policies.”
At a reception hosted by MoveOn.org after being sworn in, Tlabin called on her colleagues to impeach President Donald Trump, who she labelled a “motherf****r.”